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Although runaway pacemaker was a relatively common occurrence, modern pacemaker design has made it extremely rare. We report a case occurring with a modern "soft-top" pacemaker that resulted from a loss of hermeticity. Although the different treatment options are discussed, the definitive maneuvre is explantation of the faulty pacemakers

Type

Journal article

Journal

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol

Publication Date

11/1997

Volume

20

Pages

2870 - 2871

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cardiac Pacing, Artificial, Electrocardiography, Equipment Failure, Female, Humans, Pacemaker, Artificial, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Tachycardia, Ventricular